An Unlikley Addict Blog

Uncover the truth about substance use disorder and recovery in the healthcare industry with this powerful and inspiring blog. Follow along as Kristin a registered nurse and recovering person in recovery shares their personal journey and provides insight into the challenges and dangers of substance use disorder among healthcare professionals.

What is Carfentanil?

11Jun17 What is Carfentanil? Fox 6 News reported Saturday June 10th that the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner announced they have responded to 12 probable drug

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First-Degree Reckless Homicide/Delivery of Drugs

11Dec16 First-Degree Reckless Homicide/Delivery of Drugs http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/30/seller-guilty-fatal-overdose-concordia-student/94683514/ At only 24 years of age, Shuntaye Crenshaw was found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs in

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Insurance Companies, The Next Group to Join the Fight?

27Nov16 Insurance Companies, The Next Group to Join the Fight? https://news.aetna.com/2016/08/opioid-super-prescribers/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/19/health/health-insurance-companies-opioid-epidemic/index.html I came across the above articles and I found them interesting, although a

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Wisconsin’s Opiate Epidemic

30Oct16 Wisconsin’s Opiate Epidemic http://newstalk1130.iheart.com/articles/features-496067/the-epidemic-of-our-time-heroin-14193070/ Narcotic deaths: The number one cause of accidental deaths, now exceeds auto accident deaths. Since the turn of the century,

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Milwaukee’s Pill Mill

28Aug16 Milwaukee’s Pill Mill http://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/pain-doctor-oxyczar-assistant-indicted-over-pill-mill-b99749954z1-384286151.html Pill mills are a problem in Wisconsin. Here is just one example – on June 24th of this year the

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HOPE…

15May16 Wisconsin’s H.O.P.E. Agenda I am not a political person. I have a hard time trusting what politicians say. Their agendas seem to be for

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Devastating Loss…

03Apr2016 Devastating Loss… Last month I heard about a young nurse, age 23, who died of a heroin overdose. Jessica Ludwiczak was dropped off at

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Fentanyl Deaths…

21Feb2016 http://fox6now.com/2016/02/19/medical-examiner-19-deaths-related-to-fentanyl-since-end-of-december/ MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Milwaukee County is seeing a dramatic spike in deaths related to the drug Fentanyl. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office

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The SHUNT Survey…

31Jan2016 The SHUNT survey… This week I would like to share a book that I read recently. Unbecoming a Nurse, Bypassing the Hidden Chemical Dependency

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The Obsession

10Jan16 The Obsession The obsession that accompanies addiction is the topic for this week. I know this obsession well, I have lived with it. The

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Cancer sucks…

02Jan16 As I sit here today with my good friend Butch and his daughter Paige, I am reminded that life is very short. Paige has

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Is addiction a disease? There are different definitions of disease. To begin this discussion, we should review the definition… The World Health Organization (WHO) defines

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Stories…

I thought I would give a few examples of nurses in similar situations to mine lest you think I am the only one. It is

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Anyone out there?

Hi! No comments yet on my blog. I would love to know what everyone thinks about my questions. If you have feedback, don’t be afraid

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